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The Old Dairy

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Matlock, Derbyshire
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A well-equipped three storey holiday home situated in an elevated position above the town of Matlock with fine views of town and countryside.

This comfortable, three storey holiday cottage enjoys a unique position on a quiet and narrow ‘access only’ lane with super views. Only 400 yards from the centre of the small town of Matlock where there are several pubs, cafes, a park and Wi-Fi access. The Heights of Abraham cable cars and caverns, and Gulliver’s Kingdom are 2 miles. Carsington Water, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, approximately 8 miles. Ideal for golf and horse riding. Shop, restaurant and pub 400 yards.

Ground Floor: Cloakroom: With toilet.

First Floor: Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, French doors and wooden floor.

Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wooden floor.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Third Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed, wooden floor, Velux window, low sloping ceiling and en-suite toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Garage with washing machine and fridge/freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in garden.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Broadband
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2017
    The old dairy is situated within walking distance of Matlock and enjoys panoramic views over the town. The cottage is comfortable but suffers from two problems. 1. The cottage is located in a narrow lane and parking can be extremely difficult if multiple car usage is envisaged. 2. The accommodation is for seven people but there is only one bathroom, although the upstairs bedroom does have a toilet and wash hand basin. The resulting shortage of bathing facilities causes problems when fully occupied. Other than the above reservations the cottage is ideal for exploring the Peak District

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2017
    The cottage itself is absolutely fine and the only problem we had with the property is the parking situation in the very narrow lane it lies on. The photo is slightly deceptive in the the driveway can only hold one car. The other has to go in the garage and if you had another car,you would have park it in the very limited areas around the property. The lane is steep and you can easily scrape the front of your car accessing the road back into Matlock. Otherwise the bedrooms and other facilities were great(bar the very small shower) and the main street in Matlock is just a couple of minutes walk away. Matlock Bath is about 20 minutes walk away.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2016
    Really good place to stay has every thing you need .not far from the town.would highly recommend.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    Certainly not four star accomodation as listed. No shower in en suite, no shaver socket, settees certainly seen better days. Eventually managed to light the gas fire, but not easy to achieve. Overall cleanliness not great, base of pole holding the shower fitment in the bathroom was black with dirt. Oven very dirty, we didn't even contemplate using it. Better signage needed on outside of house, difficult to find. Large box of Thorntons chocolates left for us, which was a nice touch, but didn't make up for the disappointment we felt.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2016
    A cosy place to stay, ideal for our family holiday with the children and grandparents. The town centre is a couple of minutes walk downhill with nice places to eat and a lovely park to entertain the children. We would stay here again if visiting the area.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    The old dairy has everything you could need. It is well equipped throughout. The location is ideal for getting about and has lovely views of the surrounding areas. A few people on the reviews said they couldn't get their car into the garage because the lane was too narrow but I have a fairly big car and if you can drive properly, although a bit tight you are able to get in there. For those who are less able bodied it could be an issue as the lane to the property is quite steep and there's three flights of stairs to get to the top floor and the living room and kitchen are one flight up. Because it sleeps seven people I thought it would be a bit cramped but there is actually lots of room in there. To sum up we had a lovely time there and would definitely go back again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2016
    Clean welcoming cottage within walking distance of town centre, local supermarket and train station. All ideal if you are using railway as your means of transport to and from the cottage. In which case I would recommend the cottage to rent. Parking however is a serious issue. Unfortunately nothing can be done to change the parking situation which is a shame because otherwise it is a very lovely place to stay with some stunning views.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2016
    1. The stairs in the property were very steep and the property is NOT AT ALL disabled friendly. 2. The drive is very steep and if you ha d a medium/large car you would not get it on the drive. There is no mention of this in the property description. 3. The seating in the lounge left a lot to be desired. The sofas were all very tired and need replacing. 4. The kitchen is small for a property that caters for 7 5.The beds were not comfortable. 6. The lack of a tumble dryer is a big downer, especially in an area that has a lot of walking.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016
    House was in a very good position for access to the Town and there are wonderful views of the countryside. House is only 2 minutes walk from restaurants, shops and cafes. House very clean and comfortable and the owners left a huge box of chocolates for us, which was truly appreciated. An added bonus was the garage as Holt road is very steep at either end with lots of sharp bends. Every one parks along the stone wall right opposite the properties, so there is very little room to (a) drive along the road (b) park. Only downside was we have a medium size car and it always involved a lot of manoeuvres to get in and out of the garage because of how close the parked cars were to the garage entrance.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/06/2016
    Great cottage with four bedrooms....just park the cars and off you go walking around Derbyshire and the town has a good supply of pubs and restaurants for the evenings.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Excellent cottage in a lovely location! Perfect base for exploring Matlock and Peak District. Lots of hills (obviously) so be prepared...!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    We had a great stay at the Old Dairy as a family weekend away with various ages present. It's a lovely house with amazing views and only a hop into the centre of Matlock and 20 min walk to Matlock Bath (or 2 min train ride!). The cottage is really comfortable and well-equipped. It's on quite a steep hill/lane with tight parking - but we managed to find free parking all wkd for 4 cars, so it was fine (we used the drive and garage and then parked the others on the lane). The only thing I might say would be a 2nd shower would be useful for a 4 bed cottage (although there were 3 loos). Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2016
    We had a lovely time at the old dairy over may bank holiday. The house was really lovely and clean. It looked well looked after and didn't have lots of random furniture (unlike some other rentals we have had). The owners left clear instructions for picking up the key and some chocolates which was a nice touch. The parking is a bit tricky to get into but it wouldn't put us off staying here again.

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